Council is committed to supporting Brisbane businesses. We provide resources and opportunities for businesses at any level of growth - from getting the right permits and licences, through to data to help research your new business and our 24/7 business hotline.

Current updates and events

Strategic marketing workshop

Learn how to create a marketing blueprint tailormade for your business at this informative workshop on 22 February.

Local business showcase at the hub

The window display and artist wall at the Suburban Business Hub showcase local, independent and artisan businesses from all over Brisbane.

Growing Precincts Together

Council is working closely with businesses in Rosalie Village and Racecourse Road, Ascot to promote the precincts as vibrant and attractive destinations.

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Food business licence

If you are starting a new food business, you may need a food business licence. Check if you need a licence and how to apply. 

Social media: Content Creators Masterclass

Learn how to create a compelling content strategy that helps your business cut through the noise and stand out from the crowd at this interactive workshop on 9 February.

Let's talk tenders

Interested in doing business with Council? Speak face-to-face with our procurement team to find out how Council buys and the tender process.

Navigating small business grants

Rhonwyn Learner, Business in Training, shares her tips to help business owners step through some of the most common questions for finding, assessing and applying for community financial grants

'Love Brisbane' recovery campaign

The faces behind some of Brisbane's most iconic businesses share their love of the city in a new campaign designed to boost consumer spending.

 

Find what you need

Start your business

Permits, licences, signage, planning approvals, economic data and more

Run your business

Permits, licences, online resources, advertising signs, recycling and more

Grow your business

Events, grants, business opportunities, selling to Council, tenders and data

Join us on Facebook

Join our Business in Brisbane Facebook group to connect with like-minded people and to hear more about Brisbane City Council's business offering.

Read our latest blogs

Bootstrapped or backed by a larger pool of capital, one thing remains true when you’re starting a business – mastering your money is key to any level of success.  

Looking to launch your label or test the market for your unique range of creative, artisan products? Check out BrisStyle event manager, Eleanor Miller’s top tips on how to have a successful market experience.

Get your business in the Brisbane app

Don’t miss your chance to have your business listed in the Brisbane app.

Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.